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5 Cities with Thriving Real Estate Markets By Morgan Sims, Guest Contributor October 14, 2013 Real estate made great strides this year, continuing a trend from 2012. If you want to cash in on the recovery, start with this list of five thriving cities. Foreign Buyers Scale Back Purchases of U.S. Homes By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer October 11, 2013 For many deep-pocketed foreign investors, U.S. housing has never looked better. But international interest in American properties may be waning. Shutdown Could Stall Housing Recovery By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer October 11, 2013 The federal government shutdown has provided a great opportunity to examine some of the more obscure housing bureaucracies that most Americans have probably never heard of. Is There A Real Estate Bubble To Burst? By Peter Miller, Contributor October 11, 2013 With home values still below the peak seen in April 2007 it seems difficult to suggest that the price rises seen in the past year or so might suggest a bubble. Soarin’ Over Housing in Southern California: Home Prices Snap Back By By Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac Vice President October 10, 2013 "We’ve seen a snap back in prices of probably 20 percent just this year. We’ve seen a lot of homes go from $500,000 to $700,000 just in the matter of the last seven or eight months." Proper Mindset Leads to Investor Success By Joel Cone, Senior Staff Writer October 7, 2013 Nothing in Doug Clark’s background suggested a career in real estate. Monsters of the Housing Market: Vampire REOs and Zombie Foreclosures By Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac Vice President October 2, 2013 Report on how vacant "zombie" foreclosures and owner-occupied "vampire" bank-owned homes are both a challenge to the housing market and bargain-buying opportunities for pro-active buyers and investors. Presentation: U.S. Treasury Short Sale Workshop By Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac Vice President September 30, 2013 Presentation given at the latest short sale workshop for real estate agents, hosted by the U.S. Treasury Department, in partnership with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. Presentation: Leverage the Latest Housing Trends to Land the Best Real Estate Deals By Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac Vice President September 30, 2013 One of my favorite events to attend and speak at over the past couple years has been the Equity University Networking Conference, where hundreds of active real estate investors gather to talk shop. Is It Time To Unwind Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac? By Peter Miller, Contributor September 24, 2013 In the past few weeks we has seen a lot of activity on the housing front, with the White House promising to end Fannie Mae, Freddie and their “failed business model.” Print Email

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